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National Windscreens continues investment in ADAS

National Windscreens is continuing its work to invest in technician training and accreditation for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as the use of ADAS technology on new cars continues to rise.

Rob Roberts, one of the regional training managers at National Windscreens

The technology – which includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking – makes use of windscreen-mounted cameras and sensors and is being fitted on a growing number of mainstream vehicles. By 2020, it is predicted that more than 40% of new vehicles will have at least two types of driver-assisted systems fitted.

As such, following a windscreen replacement, it’s imperative that ADAS systems are recalibrated to ensure the cameras are working correctly.

National Windscreens has already invested more than £2m in equipment and training in ADAS calibration at its 108 UK centres, ensuring that customers require just one visit for windscreen replacement and calibration.

And the business is continuing its backing by supporting 14 more technicians as they qualify to national ADAS calibration industry standards at fitting centres in Scotland and Cumbria.

Andy Rae, regional operations director at National Windscreens, said: “Our growing network of fitting and calibration centres throughout the UK already has trained and qualified technicians, however, constant investment is of utmost important to us, so we were delighted to support 14 more technicians, especially at a time where we’re expanding in the Scottish region.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.